New Product News
USB RF MODEMS
The 9XStream-PKG-UA and 24XStream-PKG-UA are
USB-enabled radio frequency modems that allow for
quick testing, monitoring, and control of MaxStream wireless systems through a laptop or stationary PC’s USB
port. These high-performance FCC (US), IC (Canada),
and ETSI (Europe) approved RF modems provide 140
m W (900 MHz) or 50 m W (2.4 GHz)
of power output and are ideally
suited for remote and mobile
applications. They boast up
to -110 dBm receiver sensitivity, providing long communication ranges. Users can
receive 900 MHz transmissions for up to 1,500 feet (457 m)
in an urban environment, up to seven miles ( 11 km) line-of-sight, and up to 20 miles ( 32 km) with a high-gain antenna. These RF modems utilize frequency hopping, spread
spectrum technology in peer-to-peer, point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, and multi-drop networking configurations.
These RF modems list at $250.00 US (900 MHz) and
$199.00 US (2.4 GHz) with volume discounts available.
For more information, contact:
355 S. 520 W. Ste. 180
Lindon, UT 84042
Circle #117 on the Reader Service Card.
MODULE ENABLES QUICK FPGA
DESIGN AND PROTOTYPING
The new ezFPGA module from Dallas Logic
is designed to allow quick
FPGA based digital
designs by professional
designers, as well as electronics enthusiasts. The
ezFPGA module utilizes
Altera's latest low cost
NUTS & VOLTS
EP1C3 Cyclone FPGA and Quartus II development software. The 1.7 x 3.0 inch module provides all basic support circuits and 95 general purpose FPGA I/O on header pins. It is ready to be programmed with an end user
application. The complete kit includes a Quartus II Starter
Suite CD, 5 V power supply, and Altera Byte Blaster FPGA
programmer. User manual, schematic, and FPGA starter
design are available for download from the Dallas Logic
Complete kits are available for online purchasing at
$159.00. Individual ezFPGA modules are $99.00.
For more information, contact:
DALLAS LOGIC CORP.
2300 McDermott Rd. #200-305
Plano, TX 75025
Circle #140 on the Reader Service Card.
Ivex Design International has announced SnapRoute,
the new, fully functional auto-routing service for printed
circuit board layout (PCB) using WinBoard® PCB. It utilizes the power of auto-router servers via the Internet for
results at a high speed and low cost.
SnapRoute allows the user to configure their routing
preferences using an easy-to-follow Wizard-based
interface that prompts the user for specific information
needed to properly route the board, including default or
override settings, protecting or deleting existing routes,
45° or 90° track bending, layer naming, power pane
allowance, and selecting SMD routing styles.
• User-configurable preferences using Wizard-style
• Routes on all available layers simultaneously — not
limited to pairs of layers.
• Board sizes up to 80 inches by 80 inches.
• Utilizes via-sharing and other techniques whenever
possible to create the fewest number of vias, resulting
in reduced production costs.
• Targeted at boards up to four signal layers and 3,500
• Runs on Windows 95, 98, 98SE, Me, 2000, XP Home,
and XP Professional.
Internet and Security
Although the SnapRoute server is used to route the
board, access is controlled through unique registration